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Entre mythe et histoire : quand il faut être un héros pour être hors-la-loi

Abstract : The article concerns Fouke Fitz-Warin, the outlaw stereotype often associated with Robin Hood. It questions the meaning of law and the limit of its legitimacy as well as the way in which an outlaw can paradoxically incarnate honesty and justice. This reversal is only possible, literarily speaking, because the character is not a simple revolting baron but rather someone rising to the realms of the mythical hero even if, in appearance, his adventures seem utterly literary. Hence, the article shows that considering Fouke Fitz-Warin as an outlaw is a question not only of rights and politics but also one of aesthetics and literature.
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Myriam White-Le Goff. Entre mythe et histoire : quand il faut être un héros pour être hors-la-loi. Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, 2009, Hors-la-loi, n°18, pp. 293-305. ⟨10.4000/crm.11714⟩. ⟨hal-03792353⟩



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